Claire Calmejane

Former Group Chief Innovation Officer, Société Générale


Dedicated C-level delivering growth and operating efficiencies, Claire’s passion lies in driving enterprise-wide transformation, launching and scaling teams and new business models, leveraging AI, Blockchain, Cyber, and IT innovation to better serve clients and drive P&L growth. Her international experience (10 years) across the US, UK, NL, and France has equipped her with a unique perspective on global markets and customer engagement strategies. Claire’s leadership has guided teams of over 2,000, managing multi-billion transformation roadmaps with a keen focus on ESG principles. She has robust experience in corporate governance (risk, finance, compliance) in a regulated environment with her executive career and as a non-executive director of BOURSORAMA, (Board + Chairwoman of the audit committee).

At Societe Generale, Claire led the AI team contributing to €500m by 2025, scaled the digital business from 3% to 30% direct sales, created SG Ventures, the corporate venture arm of SG steering €400 million investment startups, and initiated two business lines for digital assets and banking as a service.

At Lloyds Banking Group, Claire built robust technical foundations for the online business scaling for millions of customers, created LBG Innovation Labs resulting in over 50+ innovations for clients, operated the digital center of excellence resulting in upskilling and recruiting thousands of colleagues in new roles (product management, data and analytics, C-suite transformation), and led the risk transformation through a data lens.

Beyond her executive responsibilities, Claire is deeply committed to fostering diversity in STEM, mentoring women entrepreneurs, and championing women in tech through angel investments (Leia Capital) and international competitions. She graduated from EPITA as an IT engineer, #1 of her class in Artificial Intelligence and cognitive science, has a master’s degree from HEC, and was a visiting researcher at MIT as part of Capgemini’s partnership.
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